BEST OF THE BLOTTER
Sparks were flying
A caller on Chief Joseph Road was very upset about fireworks being set off in the area at 10 p.m. He said he would call every night it was happening until something was done about it. He also said he understands there is no ordinance prohibiting fireworks, but thought it was a nuisance nonetheless. The fireworks had stopped for the evening, but he said he would call back if it got bad and that he would “take it one day at a time.”
June 25, 2018
Just before 9 a.m. a deputy was dispatched to the Big Sky Medical Center for a report of an assault. Both the offender and victim were at the clinic. The offender was arrested and transported to the Gallatin County Detention Center, held on no bond.
A motorist was warned for impeding the flow of traffic in the Gallatin Canyon near Greek Creek at 2:20 p.m.
An unknown vehicle parked near a residential garage prompted a call to the sheriff’s office. A deputy determined the vehicle was owned by the caller’s neighbor and that it was OK where it was parked.
A caller wanted to follow up with a deputy regarding a trespassing complaint.
No one was injured when a silver Jeep and a silver Toyota Tundra collided at the intersection of Lone Mountain Trail and Ousel Falls Road just before 4 p.m.
A semi crashed into the marsh just north of the Yellowstone National Park boundary on Highway 191 at 4:20 p.m. Big Sky Fire Department transferred the driver to the Big Sky Medical Center.
A Butte father whose son was missing called deputies in Big Sky as he thought the son may have been in the area. The father said the son had witnessed a fatal car accident the day before and had not shown up for work. An attempt to locate was issued but the father called back later; the son had come home.
June 26, 2018
An “older” man was seen waving his hands in the middle of the intersection of Lone
Mountain Trail and Two Moons Road at 9 a.m., prompting a call to the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office. A deputy located the man at a Two Moons residence. He explained he was waving his hands so a motorist who was turning could see him in the crosswalk.
A 2009 Subaru carrying a family and a dog broke down at the Taylor Fork area emergency call box at noon. By the time a deputy arrived, AAA had already arrived to assist.
A 911 call from an inactive cell phone originating from the Yellowstone Club was determined to be an accidental dial.
A caller from the Big Sky School District had questions about seat belt laws since
district’s new school bus came with seat belts. They were referred to Montana Highway
A deputy assisted Child Protective Services in locating a home where a follow up on a family needed to be completed.
Sometime between June 18 and June 26 someone hit and dented the side of a gold
and white 1969 GMC pickup, leaving a white transfer of paint.
June 27, 2018
Someone on Big Pine Drive needed a ride at 1:30 a.m.
A GMC headed towards Big Sky at 7:45 a.m. was speeding and “all over the place” according to a caller.
A witness videotaped the driver of a Dodge Ram making dangerous passes in the Gallatin Canyon at around 8 a.m. The video shows a northbound semi having to lock up its brakes in order to not hit the Ram, which attempted to make an illegal pass.
A worker at the Yellowstone Club accidentally called 911 at 1 p.m.
A deputy spoke with a juvenile about getting a background check done.
A man was arrested for partner family member assault at the Mountain Lodge at 4 p.m.
No one was injured in a three-vehicle crash on the bridge just north of Big Sky at 5:15 p.m.
A wallet was found outside the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and turned in to a deputy who will attempt to locate the owner.
A deputy responded to a disturbance in front of the Big Sky Fire Department at 8:45 p.m. An arrest was made for obstructing and resisting an officer as well as for drug possession.
At 11 p.m., a caller reported seeing someone take four shots of alcohol before getting into a white Audi and possibly heading to a bar.
June 28, 2018
A deputy spoke with a man who wanted to provide additional information regarding an investigation at 8:20 a.m.
A deputy returned a call regarding a child who is having a birthday.
A caller wanted to speak to a deputy regarding parking in the Firelight Condos.
A wallet was reported stolen from the Lava Lake Trailhead. The owner’s credit card was used soon after at a fireworks stand.
Someone mowing a lawn on Limber Pine Drive accidentally dialed 911 at 10 a.m.
A grey Tesla with Utah plates passed in a no passing zone in the Gallatin Canyon, almost causing an accident at 2:40 p.m. A blue Audi was doing a similar thing at around 3 p.m., and a Jeep with Washington plates was seen around the same time passing people in turning lanes.
A power line was leaning against a tree on Porcupine Creek Road at 3 p.m. The tree appeared to be smoking.
A caller was concerned about the band performing in the Town Center at 9:38 p.m. They said the performance was too loud and they wanted to know what they can do about it.
June 29, 2018
A deputy helped the driver of a vehicle that was parked on the side of Gallatin Road with hazards on at 1 a.m. to secure items to the top of the car.
A man called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office wanting to speak with a West Yellowstone deputy. A Big Sky deputy passed on the man’s name, contact info and message.
A possible structure fire at a Diamond Hitch residence turned out to be related to a propane burn off being performed by the propane company.
A deputy completed two VIN inspections for four wheelers.
After a man’s Apple watch accidentally dialed 911, a deputy showed the man how to turn off the device’s SOS function so it would not happen again. The man’s watch once more called 911 soon after and he was advised to call Apple for assistance.
A deputy followed up on a dog bite complaint.
A Corolla crashed into the guardrail on Lone Mountain Trail at around 11:30 p.m.
June 30, 2018
A woman who was crying called the Big Sky Sheriff’s Office at 9:30 a.m. stating that someone had stolen her dog and was driving around with it. She refused to give her location and the phone she was calling from was not hers. Soon after the initial call she spoke with a deputy; her dog was back and she did not need assistance.
A resort employee was concerned about a woman they had seen “roaming” the area at around 11 a.m. He was concerned the woman may have mental health issues or had taken drugs. She had not done anything illegal.
A 28-year-old woman fell while hiking on Buffalo Horn Trail, hitting her head on a rock at around 5 p.m.
A deputy stopped and checked on the driver of a tractor trailer parked along Gallatin Road at 6 p.m. with the hood up. The driver was adding fluid.
A man did not wish to file charges but did want to report a fight he was involved in with a co-worker that escalated into an assault.
Word was received that a man was lighting fireworks on private property in the Big Pine Drive area. A deputy located the man who was intoxicated. He was told to leave and did so.
July 1, 2018
A driver was warned for operating a vehicle without headlights illuminated just before 2 a.m. on Big Pine Drive.
Two runners were stopped and warned on Gallatin Road at 8:20 a.m. One of the runners was running on and inside the fog line as oncoming traffic was passing. For their own safety they were asked to run single file when meeting oncoming traffic.
The owner of a camper parked on Gallatin Road called deputies to explain the camper was there because a wheel had fallen off.
A caller notified deputies that their vehicle had broken down at the Community Park and that it would be removed the following day.
A deputy helped a woman jump start her vehicle on Little Coyote Road at 10 p.m.